Grilled burgers topped with sliced mozzarella, and yummy mushrooms sauteed in garlic and Parmesan!
Do you cook with your spouse ever? We don't get a chance to cook a lot together, but we really enjoy it. Paul's the type of cook that doesn't measure anything and just throws things in there and then I'm there saying, "Wait, what was that you just did?" I have to say it works pretty well!
This was one of those times where I had an idea for the mushroom burger topper and we just went from there with what we had in the fridge. We've both always been HUGE fans of mushrooms - even going out to eat we usually order whatever stuffed mushroom appetizer is on the menu. Our kids, though? Ugh, where did they come from? Needless to say they loved the burgers (or as Wesley calls them, "Burger Kings") but left most of the mushrooms scraped off. I'm hoping they become foodies like us someday!
Mozzarella Mushroom Burgers
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pints baby bella mushrooms, whole
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1-2 tablespoons chicken broth
6 frozen burgers
6 hamburger buns
6 slices mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup pesto
Prepare mushrooms by removing stems and slicing the caps into quarters. Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet and add mushrooms. Saute on medium heat until mushrooms are tender. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about one minute. Add one tablespoon chicken broth and parmesan cheese, stir until cheese is melted. Add additional chicken broth as needed. Stir in green onions, remove from heat, and set aside. Grill burgers until desired done-ness. Place one slice mozzarella on each patty during the last minute of cooking to melt. Spread one tablespoon pesto on each bun, top with burger and generous amount of mushrooms. Serve with additional green onions, if desired.
I don't know about you, but it's just so much easier for me to pick up frozen burgers so I'm always looking for new ideas to jazz them up. I'm telling you, no one would guess with these amazing flavors that they were frozen burgers!